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out there and get a piece of this pie. the american dream. >> announcer: this was a paid presentation of the nick vertucci real estate academy's fortunes in flipping system. coming out of texas. and amazing numbers coming out of tennessee and georgia. and arkansas. and then in a couple of weeks later, florida. we love florida. we're going to do very well in ohio.
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that's good. it's always nice to be beating the governor. >> reporter: as for second place, abc news is projecting a close race between marco rubio and ted cruz. kendis and reena. >> josh, thank you very much. we're also watching the votes come in from the silver state. be sure to watch for our political updates on the air, online all morning long right here and abc news. the democrats are vying for last minute votes before their next primary in south carolina this sated. hillary clinton and bernie sanders took part in a cnn town hall last night each trying to reach out to the black community in a state where african-americans make up more than half of the democratic vote. >> we must sustain and strengthen the historically black colleges and universities. >> racism along with economic issues, educational issues and all the rest have to be addressed. otherwise, you know, we are never going to be the nation we should be.
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over wealthy donors ab-wall street speeches. clinton said the real issue was having the best plan to crack down on wall street. >> hillary clinton is also weighing in on the president's efforts to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. she says the prison is a continuing recruitment advertisement for terrorists. and that president obama is right to try to close it. but republicans in congress don't see it that way. here's abc's jon karl. >> reporter: it holds some of the world's most notorious terrorists, including 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed, and abu zubaydah, once al qaeda's chief of operations. in releasing his plan to close guantanamo -- >> keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. >> reporter: -- the president is trying to keep one of his first promises as a presidential candidate. >> we will close guantanamo. >> reporter: the white house plan is short on specifics. of the 91 detainees, about 30 would be transferred to other countries.
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locations in the u.s. >> the yays are 91. >> reporter: congress has already voted to forbid bringing detainees to the u.s. but the white house didn't rule out the president acting on his own. it's a really simple question. if those barriers remain in place, can you still close that facility, yes or no? >> we are now asking for congress to give it fair consideration. and i'm not going to speculate at this point, if congress refuses to do that. >> reporter: if the president tries to defy congress and close guantanamo on his own, through executive order, congressional republicans say they are prepared to fight him in court. in fact, they have already retained counsel to help make the case. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. this morning, the kennedy cousin once convicted of murdering his 15-year-old neighbor is back in court. prosecutors are trying to reinstate the conviction of michael skakel. he was found guilty of murdering martha moxley in 2002 but was
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since. and johnson & johnson as been hit about with a major penalty in the first of what may talcum powder. a jury ordered them to pay $72 million to the family of an alabama woman who blamed ovarian cancer on the talc products. years. she died last october. several top figures of a polygamist secretary new utah will face fraud and money laundering charges. they were taken into custody yesterday. among those arrested were would brothers from warren jeffs who is in prison for child sexual assault. the suspects tried to defraud a food stamp program and hide the proceeds. and this 37-year-old mother everywhere southern california is facing felony grand theft charges. veronica per ret tez is listed
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pta, now accused of stealing $52,000 from the group and $26,000 from a little league. her husband says it's all a misunderstanding and that the charges would be straightened out soon. >> mama of the year. here's a great little girl just looking for a couple of other girls to compete against her. oh. she's 9-year-old jess lynn of hackensack, new jersey. she's been boxing for two years already. >> float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. she's already won a couple of tournaments and working with a trainer. the problem is she can't find many girls or boys to box against. >> she says she loves boxing because you can hit people without getting in trouble. look at that. i'm scared. her grandmother isn't a big fan. dad calls her old fashioned. >> calls grandma old fashioned. >> she's got a nis little hook. look at that. >> she can take out ronda rousey. >> she's got something going there.
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coming up, speaking of boxing, sylvester stallone's big oscar wish. can he win the award he didn't get back in 1977. >> also ahead the controversy surrounding peyton manning and the sexual assault allegations at the university of tennessee. the coaches speaking out. >> using drones to track down poachers hunting endangered animals. t.j. holmes is in africa to show us the hi-tech fight. first the forecast map and the storm warnings along the east coast. wan your kids. warn your neighbors. kanye west is tweeting again. your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase
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defness, even death. >> another university is scrambling to contain an outbreak of a different sport. >> the coaches of every sports program at the university of tennessee are joining forces to defend their school's reepgs amid a sexual harassment lawsuit linked to peyton manning. >> reporter: a united front at the university of tennessee. >> i couldn't be more proud of to be part of a cult tire here at tennessee that is truly connected and bonded. >> reporter: 16 head coaches coming forward together to defend their school's reputation against allegations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit sweeping national headlines. >> to think that the university is not treating women fairly it is totally not true. >> reporter: at least six women disagree. they're suing the university claiming it created a hostile environment for women protecting male fleets by acting with deliberate indifference in its response to incidents of sexual assault.
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but one paragraph in the 64-page complaint refers to a 20-year-old allegation against super bowl champion quarterback peyton manning. back in 1996, a female trainer at the school an us accused manning of sexually assaulting her by putting his jen falls in his face while she examined him, a claim he vehemently denies though he did settle out of the court of. >> it's involving one of the great heros in our culture in sports. it's a story incredibly potentially damaging to peytonman manning. >> i think it's unfair that will a lot of these individuals that don't go to parties that have never touched a drop of alcohol. >> bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> and butch jones, the head coach there says it's being used the lawsuit is being used against them for recruiting purposes. it affects a lot of women coming
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a case like there can have big repercussions across the country at a local level. >> and ramifications for the university. manning wrote about the incident in his book says he simply was caught mooning another athlete and said it was crude but harmless. >> she had a different side of the story. >> absolutely. coming up, rhinos under threat in the wilds of africa. >> their biggest predator humans poaching them for their horns. now you how authorities are
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in south africa, rhinos have been hunted for eons. over the past ten years, the killings have skyrocketed by nearly 5,000%. >> now conservationists think they've found their silver bullet. t.j. holmes has the story from south africa. >> reporter: i'm on patrol are rangers at the oldest game reserve in africa. armed poachers come after a grounds. but tonight, the rangers have air support. this is the latest attempt to combat the killing of rhinos in south africa. the project is called air an
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recameras patrol the air and send back messages in realtime to a mobile command center where a team manors them. look closely. those white dots that's me and the rangers on patrol. but if a poacher is spotted, the team can tell the rangers where to intercept. south africa is home to over 80% of the world's rhino population. but they're facing exextinction in the wild because of their highly coveted horns. high demand comes from asia where the horns are believed to have medicinal powers. this man says he's heard from friends that it can cure diseases. he mixes up the horn and puts it in a drink. >> there is no scientific proof that ryan know horn has any benefits. but people firmly believe that ryan know horn does have the attributes it's said to have. you know, it's the same as telling a christian jesus christ doesn't exist. rhino poaching has reached unprecedented levels in south africa.
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the number last year, 1175. i met with a former poacher who asked us not to show his face. through a translator he says he's killed at least 50 rhinos to support his family. >> did you ever feel bad for what you were doing for killing these animals? >> he says at times, i would feel sorry for the animals but i had to do what i had to do. park rangers say trying to save the rhino from poachers is like fighting a war. >> some would say they're getting close to wiping the rhino off the planet. and you all are fighting that battle right now. >> we're trying because it's very bad. >> reporter: but for now, the war continues to save some of africa's most majestic creatures. >> incredible report there. i should point out in belize where i'm from, the conservation groups are using it to protect and monitor the barrier reef, the second largest in the entire
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okay. so over the course of 46 years, sylvester stallone has appeared and starred, gets this in more than 350 murphys. most famously, of course, the rocky and rambo franchises. >> so far he's racked up only three academy award nominations. could this be the year he takes home the golden trophy in here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: rocky balboa with strength and heart. created by a man known as one of the most humble in hollywood. >> sylvester stallone.
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sylvester stallone did not win the oscar for best actor or for writing rocky. but after shadowboxing with muhammad ali on stage, he was still a appreciative. >> it's something i'm going to treasure for the rest of my life. unbelievable. thank you very, very much. now nearly 40 years later >> i never thought i would be able to krosh this threshold again. >> reporter: he's back at rocky, nominated for a best supporting actor oscar in the zwaul "creed." >> everything i got has moved on and i'm here. with his daughters by his side, the hollywood heavyweight won his first golden globe last month and reflected on being absent during his quick rise to fame. >> then i realized that family is everything and that's the greatest award you can get. you get one chance at life and you'd better fight to keep it. >> people seem to be cheering for him. he's somebody who's worked so hard and for such a long time.
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the film's providers are seen he pulling stallone on stage. >> i'd like to thank you for sharing your dream of rocky with us. >> reporter: sunday he may climb those stairs again this time for his own oscar. sylvester stallone's star has been on the hollywood walk of fame has been here for more than 30 years. brandi hid, abc news, hollywood. >> it could be his night. abc is the place to be on oscar's night. live coverage starts sunday at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific. tune in to "world news now" next monday morning for a full wrap-up. >> looking forward to it. chris rock. >> he is the host. it will be fun and exciting. jack will be here with fashion. >> our bachelor analyst. >> bachelor analyst. >> turned fashion analyst. >> and we are all geared up and ready. >> oh, is that what i'm going to be wearing?
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this morning on "world news now," donald trump wins nevada. >> the projected winner as the caucus votes come in overnight. the impact on the republicans as trump looks ahead to super tuesday. live extensive coverage straight ahead. >> dueling democrats. hillary clinton addressing south carolina town hall while bernie sanders reaches out to critical african-american voters. another major story, extreme weather and the deadly tornadoes hitting the south. the threat far from over. accuweather. >> and later after so many celebrity performers won grammy awards, this humble bus driver with an amazing voice is getting the attention he deserves.
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>> announcer: everyone abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to everyone. on what is a busy wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. incredible numbers for donald trump. really surprised 37 we'll get into the entrance polls and what we've seen. but i never thought we would say this morning that he did incredibly well with hispanics. >> he did very well with hispanics getting more than 40% of the vote there in nevada. so that's where we're going to get started. it really is a winning streak for donald trump scoring a dominant victory in nevada. >> he racked up his third straight win far ahead of the rest of the republican packet. marco rubio inned a distant second follows by ted cruz this third place. now trump promising similar results for super tuesday. lauren liveder joining us live from las vegas. morning to you, lauren. >> good morning, reena and kendis.
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that gop kaungss here marked new highs in desire for an outsider candidate and voter anger. those voters helping to vault donald trump to that victory. gop voters lined up to caucus here in nevada. choosing who should represent republicans in the race for president. >> the reason i'm really for trump is he's really saying what everyone's thinking. >> there's only one, trump, of course. >> lee we love you trump. >> reporter: abc news projecting donald trump won the nevada caucuses as expected. >> if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning the country. >> reporter: trump made his final push with nevada voters tuesday, hurling insults at ted cruz. >> this guy is the single biggest liar i have dealt with in my life. now, i've met much tougher people than ted. he's like a baby compared to some of the people. he is like a little baby.
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>> frankly i'm not willing to gamble my daughters' future with donald trump. >> cruz telling abc news he thinks trump's insults are a barometer for how rattled the front-runner is. cruz taking some jabs of his own. >> the truth of the matter is if donald became president, nobody knows what the heck he would do. >> marco rubio escaped trump's attacks but launched a few himself. >> i didn't just become a conservative like a year and a half ago when i thought about running for president. >> ben carson and john kasich still in the race despite low poll numbers. now, just 30 delegates were at stake here in nevada. up next is super tuesday, march 1st when 11 states will vote and nearly 600 delegates are up for grabs. kendis and reena. >> trump did have a late night victory speech. but what are we hearing from his campaign at this point. >> reporter: he did, he gave a victory speech at his watch party right here in las vegas. he said you know, a couple
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expected to win this, and it did. and he said the country is going to be winning. he touted his success as you mentioned kendis, with evangelicals and also with hispanics. he also touted his success was the poorly educated saying he loves the poorly changed. he also spoke of the upcoming contests and gave a vote of confidence that he will do well in those. >> he always says it like it is. you never have to doubt what's in his mind. we always get the first word from him. abc's lauren lyster, thank you pass. we'll check back with you a little bit later. >> the quote of the night we love the poorly changed. to the democrats now and hillary clinton and bernie sanders looking to sway voters in south carolina. ahead of saturday's primary there. the candidates took part in a town hall last night laying out their differences and battling for the crucial african-american vote. kreutz. clinton fired up.
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>> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else. >> reporter: confident with the that giant lead in the palmetto state now brushing off new concerns about her e-mails. >> i'm well aware of the drip, drip, drip. it is just not something that you know is going to have any lasting effect and i am not all worried about it. >> reporter: in the final days before voting here, both clinton and bernie sanders making their final pitch to african-americans in a state wherer that expected to make up half of the democratic vote. >> we must sustain and strengthen the historically black colleges and universities. >> racism along with economic issues, changeal issues and all the rest have to be addressed. otherwise, you know, we are never going to be the nation we should be. >> reporter: earlier clinton in a church joining grieving mothers from the mother of eric garner to trayvon martin. >> nobody reached out to us. nobody listened to us. nobody said black lives matter. until this brave and powerful
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>> meanwhile sanders admitting his campaign still has work to do. >> why do you believe that your message is not resonating, as well there? >> we starred with no support. our support has grown and it has grown in the african-american community. >> reporter: there are new questions over clinton's e-mails. late yesterday a judge said some of her her top aides would have to testify over the use of her personal e-mail server. sanders is hoping to do very well in some of the super tuesday states next week. >> our thanks to liz there. look for more political coverage coming up in a few moments. our deputy political editor is here with her insight that's later in this half hour. an all out fight brewing over the replacement for are antonin scalia. mitch mcconnell with his strongest words yet ruling out any set action on whoever president obama nominates. he says republicans will not hold hearings or a full senate
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president is sworn in. president obama is expected to name his nominee in the next few weeks. the deadline past approaching, we're getting a look how apple plans to defend itself against the fbi. there were rallies nationwide yesterday to support and. the tech giant will say the court order violates its free speech rights and apple will argue that konging gres should decide the issue, not the courts or the justice department. a major storm system is bringing in severe weather to the south particularly the gulf coast. at least three people are dead, two of them in louisiana. trailer park home exactly where a tornado also critically injured more than half a dozen people. not far away that, or another twister badly damaged a gold's gym that was filled with people. i starred screaming everybody get down. take cover. and before i knew it -- >> a mississippi man was killed when a tornado hit his mobile home. overall at least a dozen tornadoes have been reported. this storm is bringing snow, freezing rain and a tornado
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here's accuweather's paul williams. hey, paul, morning. >> thanks, kendis, reena. that same deadly storm is not going to die out anytime soon. this low pressure system that's really the controlling mechanism will create a mix of snow on the cold side of it. torrential downpours throughout the ohio valley region. this is the parts we have to watch out for. going to affect florida, georgia, going into virginia. we're looking for another event where several tornados are likely to form. tuned. kendis, reena. >> it's going to be a long night. two people died in a house explosion near seattle. the blast in port orchard so powerful it sent debris 30 feet into the air. amazing these pictures. people eight miles away were shaken by the explosion. investigators from the atf have joined the search for a cause. investigators found six reasons why is takata air bags inflated with too much force in the past.
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at least ten deaths worldwide. scientists say their use of a certain chemical without a drying agent increases the risk of explosion after long-term exposure to heat and moisture and found parts of the air bag do not holds up under extreme humidity. investigators say they're finding apply so most the 28 million vehicles with the air bags recalled in the u.s. >> consumer reports out with its ranking of top cars. the top five brands include audi, subaru, lexus, porsche and bmw. the top ranking domestic brand is buick at number seven. magazine considers performance and reliability before issuing the annual list. >> my toyota corolla isn't on that list. >> no. >> and here's the newest offering from another luxury brand. it's land rover's new collaboration with the british shotgun maker holland and holland.
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in holland and holland's signature green color. only 30 of them will be sold in the u.s. starting in the spring. >> here's what you get. it features rear seats that recline and comes with tables. there's also a leather trimmed gun case. it can hold two rifles. luxury. it's going to cost you a bit. here's the sticker price. $245,000. for that, i want a kitchen in the back seat. >> but it can hold two guns. >> all right. >> america. yeah, apparently it's also french walnut wood detailing, custom leather trim floor and pats and ended door handles. >> if only i could afford it. it's the most expensive suv to go on the market ever. >> it's a beauty. it's very nice. >> can we get somebody to pay for that? >> coming up "the mix," the third grader who nailed a talent competition doing all of michael jackson's dance moves. >> also ahead, the humble bus driver with an amazing voice who has a lot in common with artist
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south carolina. 60% of caucusgoers said they prefer someone from outside the political establishment. >> and abc news political director shushannah walshe joins us with morive sighs about the voters especially what's so striking to me shush is that you see these voters. they want someone who is a outsider. but the republican establishment has really rallied around marco rubio. at what point do the two sides meet. >> you make a great point. since jeb bush got out of the race, we see the establishment circling the wagons coalescing around marco rubio. but the question really is, is it too late. now you saw donald trump tonight with what looks like a big win. third state winning. and we've seen in this cycle how much do endorsements matter. i think that this question of these two sides is the story going forward. >> and really we should mention we keep talking about this being a really big victory. we were talking where he has won already. it really shows his depth right now.
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he's won in the south. in south carolina, and he's won in new hampshire and now, of course, in nevada. but talking about let's look at the entrance polls a little bit. he won with hispanic voters over two hispanic candidates, he won with conservative voters and evangelical voters. that's a real blow to ted cruz who wants to be the conservative in the race but also to rubio trying to be the establishment choice. >> i want to also turn to the democrats. looking ahead to super tuesday, can you say with 100% confirmation that by super tuesday we'll have a democratic nominee locked in? >> no, because bernie sanders says he is going to go all the way to the convention. he says it all the time. he has the money to back him. of course, though, the field doesn't look as favorable right now to bernie sanders. and on super tuesday, we'll know how much more he has to go. >> okay. so looking ahead to super tuesday, obviously, donald trump
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do we see rubio and cruz winning any of those dozen states up for grabs next tuesday? >> well this he have to. in order for this to keep on winning. you see marco rubio and teds are you on election nights coming out and giving victory speeches but donald trump is the one that keeps on winning. so i think that as this goes on, we're going to see the home state fire walls first it's going to be in texas, ted cruz's home state. then in florida and even ohio where john kasich is still in the race. if they can't win their home states, that shows a lot. >> every political journalist is hoping for a brokered convention. >> it would be uncharted. i still think we're long way from that especially in donald trump keeps on winning there's not much to broker. >> he's he won three in a row. it's pretty clear what's going on here. >> we still do have a lot more to go. >> thank you.
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>> all right. let's move on. coming up in our next half hour in, pursuit of justice. the "dancing with the stars" favorite who's landed herself in a real-life courtroom drama. ar why erin andrews is suing the national marriott hotel and what it suggests about hotel security for the rest of us. outside of nashville, the celebrity hiding in plain sight. grammy. morning.
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why don't you rock my soul i love this. this makes my soul smile. this next story. the american gospel group the fairfield four has been around for more than 90 years. >> can you believe that? nine daks. last week, the group won a grammy award for best roots album launching one of hits members an unassuming 80-year-old bus driver into unexpected fame. here's abc's steve so sun sammy.
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wilson county, tennessee, joe thompson is just the bus driver. >> reporter: but families here learning the man behind the wheel for the last 14 years is now a grammy winner, too. >> still rocking my soul, fairfield four. >> reporter: on the grammy is taken, an he thanked the folks back loam at the bus barn. >> we'd like to send out a shoutout to the transportation department in wilton county, tennessee. >> reporter: he sings bass for the fairfield four, an legendary acappella gospel group. his day job pays him $17 an hour driving little boys and girls with special needs. children he serves are now sharing their love which he says feels just as nice as his grammy. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> really is a wonderful story. that. amazing. > apparently thompson built trucks for a while and then
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and now it's time for "the mix." will a third grader in north carolina enters his talent show and boy, does he nail it. he has autism and decided he was going to be his hero. michael jackson. look at this. >> get it. >> look at that. >> and he nails the moon walk. >> apparently he was in a restaurant and just started dancing and realizes he's got talent. he nails the talent show, don't you think. >> very cool. congratulations to him. >> i could watch this all day. who doesn't love "billie jean." >> apparently he likes bruno mars. he's practicing other moves of bruno mars.
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have a daughter. >> yes. >> and you always say that your son needs to be a little better with his sister. >> yeah. all the time, talking about that. love my boy but it's a struggle. >> we know how siblings can be. take a look at this video. >> what is this? >> oh, no. >> what? >> >>. >> that's a really silly name. >> that's adorable. >> used a sharpie to draw a little brother into a zebra. >> he does look like a zebra. >> get creative. >> he's just like chilling. >> i hope that wasn't a permanent sharpie. this would have been a lot of scrubbing in the bathtub. >> can you imagine? >> debra, i think you succeeded. congratulations. >> he's just adorable. >> you know i spends a lot of time googling recipes throughout the day.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news. extreme weather, the furious storms leaving behind destruction and heartache in the south. the powerful system on the move right now. >> also breaking overnight, nevada victory. donald trump's caucus celebration and what it means for the rest of the republicans. we'll take you live to las vegas. and new this half hour, the workout video that became an unexpected sensation. >> the fitness freak and busy mom who uses wine in her exercise routines. the laughs and support she's getting worldwide. and later, celine dion returns to the las vegas stage dedicating her performance to the love of her life, her words
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february 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. it is a busy wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we'll get right to the presidential race in a moment. first breaking news, a massive storm system slamming the south right now. >> more than a dozen tornadoes have been reported overnight, causing at least three deaths. two were at this trailer bark, this is in louisiana about 40 miles south of baton rouge. the latest storm track in a moment. but we begin with abc's linzie janis. >> look, it's going down. >> reporter: funnel clouds trying to touchdown in new orleans. >> take shelter now. extreme threat. >> severe weather spawning this massive waterspout on lake ponchartrain. >> coming off to the side. >> reporter: watch as two more form on the sides.
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through this rv park in convent, louisiana. killing two people and injuring dozens. >> in downtown prairieville, major damage to businesses. incredibly, dozen of people inside this gold's gym unharmed as a reported tornado rips through. >> i started screaming everybody get down. everybody get down it take cover. >> reporter: the entire side of the building sheered off. the storms started near san antonio with golf ball sized hail. this car getting pummeled. heavy rain bringing accidents. one person injured when this tractor-trailer overturned and three cars slammed into it. these storms are on the move headed east so authorities are asking everyone across the region to remain on alert. linzie janis, abc news, prairieville, louisiana. >> we should point out that storm warnings are going up right now as the system moves east. and taking a look at the radar, tornado watches in effect in georgia and florida overnight. dangerous conditions from the
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our coverage continues with accuweather's paul williams. good morning. good morning. that same deadly storm that caused havoc throughout the deep south, that same system is now going to shift towards the east down to tampa with damaging winds. 35 to 55 or 60-mile-per-hour winds at the very least. chances of tornadoes as well as damaging hail and you have to keep in mind why. this front's going to cut underneath all this warm air and cause those storms to fire off. kendis, reena. >> turning to politics, another sweeping victory for donald trump. >> trump won the nevada caucuses by what looks like his widest margin yet. he made his victory speech flanked by his two oldest sons telling the crowd he attracted voters across a broad spectrum winning among evangelicals and hispanics. >> marco rubio taking second place. picking up a new wave of support from the gop establishment. ted cruz finishing third and ben carson, john kasich trailed in
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now all eyes are on super tuesday. >> as the votes are counted, the latest right now from the polls in nevada. >> abc's lauren lyster is live in las vegas this morning. lauren, now that trump has won, are we hearing anything from his challengers? >> you know, reena and kendis, we absolutely are. we heard from ted cruz a short time ago. at his watch party, he made the point that all of the ballots have not been counted yet, but he did congratulate donald trump on a good evening. he also made the point that the first four primary states are meant to narrow the field. saying that that's exactly what they've done. he also said that history has shown that no one has won the nomination without winning one of the first three contests saying only two candidates have done that, himself and donald trump. he made the point that after the first four contests he is the only one, has the only campaign that has or can beat donald trump. now, we also heard from ben
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he said that he believes that something or that things are starting to happen here. when he told that to supporters he was at just 7% of the caucus vote. >> okay. so lauren, we're learning a lot from the entrance polls for the voters that were going into the caucuses in nevada. what are we getting out of those? >> yeah, kendis. entrance poll data showing these gop caucuses were marked by new highs in desire for an outsider candidate. among voters and also by new highs and voter anger. and both of those trends among voters helped vault donald trump to victory. now we also saw the support of evangelicals and hispanics thrown behind donald trump. ted cruz who won among evangelicals in iowa losing out among them here in nevada to donald trump. and then also donald trump having that strong showing with hispanics and marco rubio losing out there. >> who would have thought the two hispanic candidates would
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huh? >> by a big margin. >> abc's lauren lyster live in las vegas. stay with abc news as the votes come in from nevada. we'll keep you up to date all morning long and have more live reports on "america this morning." so the democrats on the other side of the country making their case in south carolina. hillary clinton and bernie sanders appeared at a town hall last night, both making a pitch sanders promised a hike in funding for historically black about racial barriers and police shootings. she also took questions about the e-mail scandal and benghazi. >> i testified for 11 hours on the benghazi committee. you know, people were really, oh my goodness. oh, my goodness. i told the truth. i have turned over 55,000 pages of e-mails. nobody in any cabinet position has ever been as transparent or open. >> i like her and i respect her. this is not some kind of
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we're not republicans after all. >> sanders called on clinton to release transcripts of her paid wall street speeches. she says she'll only do it if the candidates, including the republicans, agree to release theirs, as well. new this morning, the late justice antonin scalia suffered several major health problems according to the supreme court doctor. in a just released letter, the doctor says he was overweight. diabetic and had coronary artery disease among other ailments. he was also a smoker. meanwhile, senate republicans have ruled out taking any action on his replacement till the next president nominates someone. >> president obama's plan to close the prison camp at guantanamo bay, cuba, is facing stiff opposition from republicans in congress. among the more controversial aspects of the plan would be the transfer of some detainees to facilities here in the united states. such a move is currently against u.s. law but the white house has not ruled out the president taking executive action to go
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the jury says johnson & johnson must pay $72 million for a woman's death from ovarian cancer. the alabama woman blamed her illness on years of using the company's baby powder and shower to shower product. they face hundreds of lawsuits saying it failed to warn consumers the talc based products could cause cancer. the alabama woman died last fall. federal health officials are investigating more than a dozen reported cases of sexually transmitted zika virus in the united states. all the cases involve men who visited areas with zika outbreaks and may have infected their female sex parns. according to the cdc, that suggests that sexual transmission is more likely than previously thought. but there's encouraging news about the zika virus. two houston hospitals have developed a rapid test for it which can provide results in just a matter of hours. however, initially the test will only be available in those two facilities. texas children's hospital and
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the hospitals don't want to be overwhelmed with requests for testing. > the cdc announced they've expanded travel warnings to trinidad, tobago, and the marshall islands. if you're planning a vacation, keep an eye on those places. >> one young mother in northern california is spreading her message about the benefits of physical fitness. one bottle of wine at a time. my kind of woman. 24-year-old april story's so-called wine workout video has now gone viral. >> we see her lifting wine bottles and doing push-ups. while taking a sip of wine. story says she did the video just to be funny but she's happy to reach such a wide audience. >> what i want to show people with my videos is fitness is something you can do anywhere and you can use anything. >> we should be clear, the story has posted dozens of nonalcohol related videos but she says simple every day home workouts
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>> look at that. >> trying to doing this all day long. show you the gun show. >> i'm not so the sure it's going to work for you. you drank all the stuff inside. it's an empty bottle. i'm not sure the workout is going to work for you. >> drank it like two hours ago. >> things you have to do to deal with me at this hour. >> tell me. this is the least of it. >> i like it, jack. looking good. >> coming up in "the skinny," major casting news from hollywood. who is taking patrick swayze's role in the "dirty dancing" remake? >> also ahead, the "dancing with the stars" contestant and sportscaster in the middle of a legal drama. the case involving an alleged stalker and a big hotel. >> the scare outside a skyscraper window. the scaffolding crew in trouble on the 62nd floor. why one worker said a rescue was not necessary. you're watching "world news now."
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that is definitely not the best place to get stuck. two workers stranded 62 floors above midtown manhattan. on the building when the weather turned rough. and they decided to call it quits but the scaffold was stuck in place. the guy operating it says that he had it working again before firefighters cut out a window to >> there was no need for the fire department at all. this was overdone. >> they were fine. they're fine. no panic. they have their all their certifications. beast. >> just an average day at work. firefighters say the two men
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before they were pulled to safety. they also say the workers were lucky the scaffold didn't tilt while it was stuck in place. i don't know what would make me cry harder being up that high >> i think if it came down, you would be crying harder. well, we're going to turn now to the drama unfolding in a courtroom in nashville involving "dancing with the stars" favorite erin andrews. >> she's suing the national marriott hotel for $75 million for booking her stalker into the room next to hers. allowing him to spy on her through a peephole. here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: erin andrews who made a name for herself reporting from the sidelines, and now a host on abc's "dancing with the stars," finds herself taking on a tennessee marriott and a stalker, in a $75 million courtroom battle, claiming the hotel made it easy for the stalker to videotape her in the nude. >> this is so humiliating to her, and it continues. >> reporter: her lawyers telling a nashville jury, michael david barrett called the
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university with a strange request. >> i, michael barrett, want a room next to erin andrews. that's my request. >> reporter: and the hotel did nothing to prevent him from finding her room number and subsequently booked him in a room next door, where, according to the lawsuit, he removed and altered the peephole of her room. >> he stands there for 4 1/2 minutes and videos her. >> reporter: barrett later posting the video online. in 2010, he pled guilty to stalking and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. but according to andrews, the incident caused her severe and permanent emotional distress. in court, the hotel's lawyers arguing barrett's criminal behavior was his responsibility, not theirs. >> he deceived, he connived, he stalked. >> reporter: according to the hotel's lawyers, barrett is expected to testify in this trial. and the trial is expected to last nearly two weeks. ryan smith, abc news, new york. thank you, ryan. when we come back, celine dion's
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>> and what 50 cent posted online that's giving a judge second thoughts about his bankruptcy case. "the skinny" is next. bankruptcy case.
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comeback. >> she made a triumphant return to the stage at the coliseum in las vegas, her first concert since the death of her husband rene last month. it started with a video montage of their moments through the years to the curtains drawing back and her song "with one more her voice breaking up at times during it, understandably. after her first number she spoke to the audience sharing with them how much she misses him and still talks with him. >> i feel and i know he hears me. one way or another, i know he will give me a sign for his approval for not. and now, i can feel that he's telling me to zip it and start singing. >> oh. such a heavy heart but so much
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night's opening event was live streamed on celinedion.com to a worldwide audience. >> it was a great show. is the first half hour was broadcast and it was really touching. big news about the upcoming tv remake of the 1987 classic dirty dancing". singer, dancer and actor cole pratts will be playing the iconic role of johnny. >> he needs to work out more. best known for his appearance in his performance skills and ultra chiseled physique. >> the three-hour musical airing on abc will also star abigail breslin as baby and deborah messing as baby's mother. i can't wait for this. next why 50 cent is irritating a bankruptcy court judge. >> apparently it's a thing for the rapper to photograph himself among piles of cash. who doesn't do the that? just last week, the judge said
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instagram photos are raising doubts about his actual need for bankruptcy protection. one of those photos used piles of cash to spell out the word "broke." >> now he's gone and done it again. posing in front of a wall of cash that would make any mid size bank jealous. how do we know this is real cash? >> it probably is. hey, the rapper filed for bankruptcy last year after a judge ordered him to pay $7 million to lavonia leviston over a sex tape lawsuit. he reportedly owes suntrust bank and sleek audio nearly $30 million. we'll see how it plays out. and finally speaking of thumbing your nose to the judicial system, mexican drug lord joaquin he will chapo guzman is safely back behind bars. >> but his beautiful beauty queen wife emma coronel aispuro is making the rounds with the american tv executives reportedly in talks with investigation discovery to star
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played him for ten years jonathan goldsmith now knee deep in the most interesting legal battle. >> i prefer dos equis. >> reporter: apparently goldsmith's preference for dos equis intoxicated him into believing he could ignore his promises reads a complaint filed by his manager who is claiming the captivating chap owes him a cut of close to $2 million. in pure money. >> i don't always brink beer. >> reporter: or apparently always pay that manager. he stopped in november 2014. >> his two cents is worth $37 >> reporter: the suit declaring there is nothing interesting about being a deadbeat refers to goldsmith as the least honorable man in the entertainment business. >> the last time he flirted with danger, danger got clingy. >> reporter: goldsmith just countersued his manager. >> my client i have to tell you has been in the business over 50 years. he's an honorable man. he's never cheated anyone.
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dishing details and dollars involved his now ex-manager is jeopardizing this gig, and calls him a failed c list actor, now a failed personal manager. >> as one of the most interesting men in the world, he nick watt, abc news, los angeles. i love the commercials and apparently i just surveyed our control room. they love it with tacos and with a shot of tequila on the side. >> that's how you drink your what would you drink with "world i like beer >> that is my other part time job after the show. >> a shot of tito's vodka. >> you know i love my tito's. >> you love your tips, as well. >> that's a true picture of how reena looks before she gets on air. >> yeah, before oktoberfest, as well. >> exactly.
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